Biology/Ecology

 

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Program Overview
This emphasis area provides the student with comprehensive coverage of the natural world. This program is designed to meet the needs of students wishing to gain technical knowledge for entry into other related areas within the field of biology as well as those seeking a general acquaintance with the field.
 
Objectives:
  • Provide a basic understanding of the life provesses while affording the opportunity to become better acquainted with the natural world.
  • Stimulate interest in the biological sciences as a possible career goal.
  • Provide the necessary knowledge, understanding, and techniques to better manage better and conserve the environment.
  • Instill a sense of appreciation for the often-unseen beauty in the living world.
  • Teach the fundamental techniques necessary to employ the scientific method of researching the biological sciences.
  • Make the student aware of the imporance of a career dealing with the care and management of our renewable resources.
  • Provide an educational experience that allows the student to complete the tranisition to a four-year college or university with relative ease.
Degrees & Certificates
Associate of Science in Biology/ Ecology
 
Career Opportunities The U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that in 2012, the median pay for Biological Technicians with at least a bachelor’s degree was $39,750 per year. Growth in jobs in biological technicians for the decade 2012-2022 was projected to be 10%, as fast as average. (bls.gov/ooh/life-physical-and-social-science/biological-technicians.htm)

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